Olive oil is in essence the juice made from olives. Olive oil consists mainly of oleic acid, saturated fat, and the rest is polyunsaturated fats, such as omega-6 and omega-3 fatty acids.
Oils, and more generally fats, do not have a great reputation and there has been a long ongoing battle between the fans and the haters of this nutrient group. However, all scientific research agrees on the fact that olive oil, especially extra virgin olive oil, is extremely good for our bodies and comes with a long list of health benefits.
One of the most important ones is the link to prevention of various heart conditions. Heart disease is still the most common cause of death nowadays and olive oil has been linked to lowering blood pressure, which is the number one factor causing heart disease. Furthermore, it has also been shown to lower inflammation, protect “bad” LDL cholesterol from oxidation, improve the lining of your blood vessels and may help prevent excessive blood clotting.
Olive oil is also very rich in beneficial fatty acids, vitamins E, Vitamin K and is packed with antioxidants, which was just another reason to enrich the HEAL recipe with a dose of premium quality olive oil.